Tigers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 3, 2022

Written By Staff on May 2, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (7-14) and Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13) meet on Tuesday to start a two-game series, with the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET at Comerica Park. Detroit’s (-149 to win) Michael Pineda starts against Pittsburgh’s (+126) Bryse Wilson.

The betting insights in the article below reference odds valid as of May 3, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET.

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Tigers vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pineda (DET) Pitcher Wilson (PIT)
1 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
10.0 IP 15.1
3.60 ERA 4.70
1.000 WHIP 1.370
3.6 K/9 5.9
0.0 BB/9 4.7

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Pineda

  • Pineda (1-1) gets the start for the Tigers, his third of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the righty tossed five innings against the Minnesota Twins, giving up four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .000 against him this season. He has a 3.60 ERA and 3.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his two games.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .232 batting average, and is 19th in the league with 169 total hits and 24th in MLB action with 80 runs scored. It has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.330) and ranks 26th in home runs (12) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Pineda

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jake Marisnick 6 .500 3 1 3 .571 1.571
Daniel Vogelbach 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Bryan Reynolds 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Knapp 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Michael Chavis 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ben Gamel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Roberto Pérez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Bryse Wilson

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Wilson (0-0) for his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he allowed one hit in four scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 4.70, 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings and an opponent batting average of .000.
  • The Tigers have scored 67 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They have 159 hits, 25th in baseball, with 10 home runs (30th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Wilson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 5 .400 2 0 2 .333 .933
Eric Haase 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Akil Baddoo 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Derek Hill 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Robbie Grossman 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Jonathan Schoop 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jeimer Candelario 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Willi Castro 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harold Castro 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have been the moneyline favorite three total times this season. They’ve gone 1-2 in those games.
  • Detroit has yet to play a game with moneyline odds of -149 or shorter.
  • The Tigers have an implied moneyline win probability of 59.8% in this contest.
  • In the 21 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Detroit, it has combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-13-0).
  • The Tigers have collected a 9-12-0 record against the spread this season (covering 42.9% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have won seven, or 36.8%, of the 19 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 5-11 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +126 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 44.2% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 22 games with a total.
  • The Pirates have an ATS record of 11-11-0 in 22 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Austin Meadows has accumulated 22 hits with a .420 on-base percentage and a .406 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Tigers. He is batting .319 with two doubles, two triples and 10 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Meadows ranks 16th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 76th in slugging.
  • Javier Baez is batting .292 with four doubles, two home runs and three walks.
  • Spencer Torkelson is batting .190 with a double, three home runs and 10 walks.
  • Robbie Grossman is batting .288 with two doubles and 11 walks.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 80 .150 5 1 5 .190 .402
Jeimer Candelario 73 .164 9 1 5 .228 .475
Austin Meadows 69 .319 8 0 11 .420 .826
Miguel Cabrera 65 .262 7 1 7 .319 .657
Spencer Torkelson 63 .190 6 3 8 .311 .660
Robbie Grossman 59 .288 7 0 5 .411 .733
Javier Báez 48 .292 4 2 11 .333 .833
Tucker Barnhart 41 .317 3 0 1 .391 .757
Akil Baddoo 39 .128 4 1 2 .190 .421
Eric Haase 38 .132 3 1 2 .233 .470

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has an OPS of .841, fueled by an OBP of .424 to go with a slugging percentage of .417. All three of those stats are best among Pittsburgh hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Hayes’ batting average is 12th, his on-base percentage is eighth, and he is 67th in slugging.
  • Michael Chavis is slugging .518 while driving in 12 runs and batting .286 this season.
  • Daniel Vogelbach leads Pittsburgh in total hits (19) this season, and six of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Ben Gamel is batting .230 with a .319 OBP and seven RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 74 .203 8 2 4 .314 .625
Ke’Bryan Hayes 72 .333 11 0 6 .424 .841
Daniel Vogelbach 65 .292 10 3 8 .352 .829
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 62 .194 6 0 7 .293 .503
Ben Gamel 61 .230 8 1 7 .319 .647
Michael Chavis 56 .286 7 3 12 .311 .829
Diego Castillo 55 .255 6 1 5 .276 .603
Roberto Pérez 53 .208 6 1 7 .311 .613
Cole Tucker 45 .156 1 0 1 .156 .356
Jake Marisnick 41 .146 3 0 1 .167 .338

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